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Robert Eisenberg - Rush University Medical Center
Feb 19, 2018 - 3:25pm
Co-sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation (CISC) - Colloquia - PS 111
What is different about life? Why do life sciences require different science and mathematics? I address these issues starting from the obvious: all of life is inherited from genes. Twenty thousand genes of say 30 atoms each control an animal of ~1025 atoms. How is that possible? Answer: the... read more
Feb 19, 2018
Rama S. Madhurapantula - Illinois Tech
Feb 12, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Biology - Colloquia - PS 111
X-ray diffraction has become a vital technique for understanding changes in molecular structures of proteins and assemblies, more so in extracellular matrix research. Particularly, it provides with a means of collecting structural data on un-fixed tissues which is of great importance when small... read more
Feb 12, 2018
Karen Kirk - Professor of Biology, Lake Forest College
Feb 5, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Biology - Colloquia - 111 Robert A. Pritzker Science Center Auditorium
I will give a talk on telomeres, the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes.  I will discuss how the RNA component of the enzyme telomerase was discovered, and the work we have begun to determine if this component is ever found outside the cell’s nucleus. In addition, I will talk about my career path... read more
Feb 5, 2018